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5 Reasons To Switch To An iPhone

By Edited Dec 31, 2015 0 5

Millions and millions of people are using iPhones these days, but you haven't switched yet. Maybe you don't want to be seen as trendy and jumping on the bandwagon. Maybe you are a PC person and refuse any Apple products out of principal. Whatever the reason, here are 5 great reasons to switch to an iPhone.

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1. App store
- There's a reason that Apple features the App store so heavily in it's iPhone ads. Despite all the other great features, the single greatest thing the iPhone has going for it in terms of popularity is the App store. The commercials' tagline "There's an App for just about everything" is an understatement. From the most obscure productivity Apps to every conceivable board, card, arcade, and other game you can think of, there is literally an App for almost anything you can imagine. The awesome thing is that so many of them are free, in fact some of the best ones are.

2. The iPhone does everything well-
Some phones are reasonably good at playing music. Others have good email functions (Blackberry). The iPhone has good to excellent just about everything. All iPhones come with built-in iPod functionality. Apple has refined the iPod function to a science, there is a reason that Apple products are the most popular MP3 player's out there. In addition to a great music experience, the iPhone is exceptional at surfing the internet thanks to it's large touch screen and multi-touch technology. If you try surfing the web on an iPhone after doing it on a Blackberry or flip phone, you will NEVER go back. I won't even get into the slick texting interface, easy of looking at multiple photo albums, etc.

3. Easy to use- Not unlike many other Apple products, the iPhone is extremely easy to use. Want to see the next page of Apps? Swipe your finger. Want to type in landscape (wide) mode? Turn the device 90 degrees. Some people have fears about a touchscreen only keyboard. Let me reassure you that it is very easy to use, especially in landscape mode. The autospeller is very good at detecting what word you meant to type, even if you mistype every letter.

4. Peace of mind- With fast 3G internet connection nearly everywhere you go and GPS capabilities coupled with Google maps, you will never be lost. Nor will you ever not be able to check some important email while on the road. Whether you are traveling, in a new area, or just doing your everyday routine, it's comforting to have such a powerful device handy. Should your car break down in the middle of nowhere, you can look up a tow truck and give them your exact location, thanks to Google maps with GPS.

5. Easy to switch-The switchover process is relatively painless once you decide to switch to an iPhone. AT&T will handle porting over your existing number so no concerns about needing a new number. Pick your plan, select your phone (now starting at $99) and you're good to go the second you walk out of the store. Worried about losing your existing phone contacts? No problem, they will transfer phone numbers from your old phone directly to your new iPhone.

Is it the cheapest smartphone/plan available? No. However, the surging widespread popularity of the iPhone in spite of the not so tiny pricetag should tell you something. Do you know anyone who switched from an iPhone to something else? Didn't think so. If you haven't done so yet, do yourself a favor and consider switching to an iPhone.


Sep 5, 2009 2:20pm
A large part of the iPhones popularity is simply tied up into the marketing. Apple is a good marketer, and instead of carrying an MP3 player and a phone, then why not an iPhone? Just like the Motorola Razor, the iPhone has become an iconic device, but like the Motorola Razor, it's still not the most popular phone on the planet - that honor belongs to the BlackBerry.

I encourage people to take the time to view all the facts before buying an iPhone. After all, you buy the iPhone, you buy the network, too, as well as the limitations of the iPhone. Considering that you're going to spend at least 1915 plus tax for that iPhone over the next two years, you should make sure its a good choice.
Jul 21, 2011 12:26am
You make some good points here. The number one thing for me with the iPhone is the touch interface. Some of the Android phones are getting closer to the smoothness of the iPhone's interface, but too many of the the so-called touch screen phones on the market are simply atrocious: jerky movement, inconsistent response, etc. And I totally agree with you about reassuring anyone who fears using a touch keyboard. Like Steve Jobs says about using the iPad, "it's magical" haha.

To be honest, though, at the end of the day, I have to agree with secretagent on the pricing issue: the required data plan is just not worth the money to me. If I could just buy the iPhone and a regular minutes/text plan, I would sign on the dotted line in a heartbeat. But there's just too many wireless hotspots these days to make the data plan worth it. That's my thought, anyway.
Aug 23, 2011 9:52pm
You can enjoy the best of iPhone when it's jailbroken. Otherwise, get a cheaper smartphone.
Nov 9, 2011 6:09pm
I recently bought an iPhone (December 2010) and I am never looking back! It's sleek and easy to use, and I know people with the Android and it isn't as simple as the iPhone. I'm looking forward to their updates in the future - plus their apps are a lot better too. :)
Dec 25, 2011 4:11am
I have a blackberry and it's s better deal than iPhone well for email I think iPhone it's for kids blackberry it's for adults the both should come together and make a super iPhone berry
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